What size is your tank? 10 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80f
Does your tank have a filter? yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? only eats flakes
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day in small amounts
How often do you perform a water change? every 3-4 days
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? stress coat+ , aquarium salt
Have you tested your water? no
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? enlarged gut
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? has not ate for 3 days, usually has strong appetitive and is active. now he stays in the same area at the top of the water.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? 3-4 days
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? salt dip, parasite dip
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? probably 6-8 months old
hello, i've noticed a problem with one of my fish. his gut is enlarged and he will not eat. usually he just eats flakes. he also is not active and usually spends his time staring at me from the same place at the top of the water. his gills seem to be working harder than they usually are.
he is normally very active with a good appetite.
i have him in a hospital tank and he is not flaring at the fish next to him but he is showing interest. when i tried to net him he surprised me with some evasive maneuvers, so he's not totally gone.
recently i added new ghost shrimp to the tank from the petstore. do you think it's possible they brought in some illness?
will add pictures once my camera charges